Tag Archives: HITS

HITS and ITS partner to FREE THE DATA

A new and improved API Directory was released on June 16, 2017. Over time, the API Directory will provide a rich repository for developers, researchers, and others to conveniently and securely use institutional data from all U-M’s missions—teaching and learning, research, clinical care, public service, and administration. An API (or Application Programming Interface) can be used to connect… Read More »

Patient Portal Reaches 300,000 Users; OpenNotes Feature Coming Soon

The Patient Portal, also known as “MyUofMHealth,” officially reached an astounding 300,000 patient users last month. The Patient Portal is a convenient and secure self-service tool that allows patients to take an active role in their care by viewing their health history and test results, making online payments, scheduling and canceling appointments, and much more. The popularity of… Read More »

Get more from your data

Using Tableau Software’s visual analytics capabilities, the Analytics and Business Intelligence Team (ABI) helps Michigan Medicine units gain new insight from their data. (Formerly known as Fast Analytics, ABI is part of Health Information Technology & Services, HITS). Kelly Miller, application programmer/analyst with ABI, describes the basics of ABI and Tableau like this: “Imagine you have a pickup… Read More »

HITS hosts successful electronic health records conference

Nearly 350 health care IT professionals from 11 different health systems recently gathered in Ann Arbor to share ideas and knowledge to improve patient care. The EHR Michigan User Group, or eMUG, is a collection of health systems in Michigan that use Epic electronic health records software. The 2017 eMUG conference was hosted by Michigan Medicine Health Information Technology &… Read More »

Wireless network update a success – what’s next?

In April, the Michigan Medicine community came together to achieve a significant goal – namely to ensure that enhanced security protocols were in place on all wireless devices connecting to the mission critical network. WiFi security for more than 20,000 devices joining the network daily was the first step in a 19-month initiative to make the IT environment… Read More »

HITS professional development series open to Michigan IT community

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) is offering two workshops in June. They are open to anyone in the Michigan IT community. Competing Values in the Workplace This workshop introduces the HITS model of customer experience. It offers more than simple platitudes regarding customer service – focusing on practical skills and techniques combined with processes used to intentionally… Read More »

Medical, dental educational tool adds new apps

The SecondLook™ Series, an award-winning educational tool that fosters self-review and evaluation, is expanding beyond histology to include mobile applications for musculoskeletal anatomy, neuroanatomy, and oral radiology. The technology behind the SecondLook™ Series was a collaboration between the Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) education and training group and Michael Hortsch, associate professor of cell and developmental biology and associate… Read More »

HITS presents at annual HPE Day

Health Professions Education Day 2017 (HPE Day) engaged faculty, students, and staff across all three campuses and ten health science schools on April 13 at the Michigan League. The result: collaboration and networking that will inspire future research and practices for educational efforts across all of the health professions schools at U-M. Staff from the HITS Education &… Read More »

Michigan Medicine tightens network security

Michigan Medicine is tightening the security for its wired and wireless networks to ensure that only authorized and inventoried computing devices can connect to internal resources. The network project is part of a year-long program to make the IT environment within the academic medical center as secure as possible for all patients, faculty, and staff. The program also… Read More »

HITS opens new help center

By | January 23, 2017

On January 9, Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) opened a new Help Me Now (HMN) walk-up support center in the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education, located in Room G2413 (near the lobby just inside the building entrance). HMN staff are available to help with many kinds of common IT-related questions and issues, including: Duo two-factor authentication… Read More »

Open Michigan

By | November 1, 2016

Open Michigan is relaunching as the home for all things open at the University of Michigan—freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media used for teaching, learning, and research—including expertise and services for open educational resources (OER), open data, and open publications. The new Open Michigan is a partnership of the University Library and Health Information Technology and Services… Read More »